About extraktLAB

extraktLAB manufactures leading-edge, supercritical CO2 extraction equipment primarily used by the hemp and botanical extraction industries. Developed in 2014 by Ph.D. separation chemists and engineers, extraktLAB equipment is renowned for having the fastest throughput, smallest footprint, lowest operating costs, and most scalable design in the industry. We currently operate a 10-ton/day processing facility within our 38,000 sq ft manufacturing and demo facility in Wisconsin.

Jon Thompson, PhD

Jon Thompson, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Thompson is a separations scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. As a scientist, he has a strong technical background and industry experience in analytical instrumentation, in-vitro diagnostics, biotech, mining, and homeland security markets. During his botanical extraction industry career, Dr. Thompson has earned a strong track record of helping companies set up Hemp and Botanical extraction and processing facilities. Dr. Thompson has assisted numerous companies to attain their goals in botanical extraction and hemp manufacturing, as well as market development, strategic marketing, and worldwide business-to-business alliance formation (including international markets).

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Master of Science degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Chemistry degree‚Äďall from the University of Minnesota.

Nathan Thompson, CPA

Nathan Thompson, CPA

Chief Operations and Financial Officer

Nathan is a financial professional with 19 years of corporate level experience in both public and private enterprises. He has worked in and managed a broad range of corporate accounting and finance functions including internal audits, international consolidations, and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis and international M&A support.

Mr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He also holds several professional certifications, including Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

Melvin Welch, J.D.

Melvin Welch, J.D.

General Counsel

Mel Welch has worked for the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, as well as Welch Law Office. He has managed hundreds of complex legal matters for a variety of clients on numerous legal issues affecting business formation and operations, contract and civil disputes. In recent years, Mel has worked within the botanical extraction industry and assisted with corporate law regulations, as well as operations management.

Mel obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degrees in History and Russian Language & Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota.


In addition to technology, extraktLAB provides engineering and consulting services to help both experienced and novice producers design botanical extraction facilities that meet or exceed ISO and GLP/GMP equivalent standards. We are dedicated to helping our customers make “good oil” and work with you from start to finish.

With extraktLAB, you’ll reduce your time-to-market speed and costs as well as standardize your product quality for higher purity and cannabinoids. Our turn-key manufacturing solutions allow you peace of mind and ease as you scale up your business for long-term success.

Visit us today for a tour and experience extraktLAB’s proven process first-hand:

  • Consultative approach to support customer success
  • Proven solutions with continuous innovation
  • Reliable service and support
  • Financing programs

extraktLAB – Trusted Industry Leader

Safety First

We will not provide services or equipment that are not safe. We will not engage in manufacturing processes that endanger patients, consumers, the employees of our customers, or our own team members.

The Right Team

We will seek out and acquire the best people, building a business that encourages personal and professional success through trust and cooperation.


We will work to achieve our vision of consistently exceeding industry standards through innovative new methods and technology, for better results.


We will provide customers with high-quality products and services, at a fair price, while maintaining our profits for continuous service to customers, employees, and our stakeholders.


Jon Thompson and his team at extraktLAB/ United Science has always taken care of me and my team for any products or questions I need. Thank you!

Engagement and transparency was excellent.

Professional and thorough. My questions were answered and it provided key data for making decisions going forward.

I received a thorough walkthru of your company, the products best suited for my needs, and a detailed cost analysis, all within 24 hours of my initial contact with extraktLAB. They took the time to answer the most basic questions and made feel feel very comfortable working with United Science’s extraktLAB.

Highest Throughput
Turnkey Solutions
GMP Compliance